Windsor High School students will watch and listen as the Colorado Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in two cases starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Windsor High School auditorium, 1100 Main St. The public also is invited to attend.
The visit is part of the Colorado Judicial Branch’s Courts in the Community, the outreach program the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals initiated on Law Day (May 1) in 1986, said Jon Sarché, public information coordinator for the Colorado Judicial Department. The Courts in the Community program was developed to give high school students firsthand experience in how the state judicial system works and illustrate how disputes are resolved in a democratic society.
A news release from Sarché said the cases are not mock proceedings. He said the court will hear arguments in actual cases from which it will issue opinions. The court generally issues opinions within a few weeks of the arguments.
A question-and-answer session will follow the arguments in each case. At the conclusion of the second argument, students also can participate in a question-and-answer session with the judges.
There will be a limited number of seats for the public. Audio recordings from the two arguments will be available online within one to two days of the arguments at www.courts.state.co.us/courts/court_of_appeals/oral_arguments/index.cfm.